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post #61 of 206
I would recommend my build as your build.

The E6600 has the full 4 meg cache it doesn't need the high FSB speeds like the 6300 & 6400 due to x9 multiplier. The E6700 isnt worth the extra $200 for a x10 multiplier the X6800 isnt worth the extra $700 dollars for another BIOS feature( unlocked multiplier).

The ASUS P5W64 WS Pro the motherboard I own is a great overclocker, one of the best Core 2 Duo motherboards out. 500FSB is easy for this motherboard. It has all the features that you need for your system. It might not have the bling bling of the Striker but it can overclock higher than Striker which what really matters.

A single 8800GTX is all you need to max out any game right now. Getting two GTX's is a waste of money which could be used on other components. The monitor i picked is the Dell 2407 it is a 24 inch Widescreen LCD. At its native resolution of 1920x1200 the GTX can max out Oblivion easily so their is no need to buy a second one which would serve no purpose.

G.Skill - 6400PHU2 2GBHZ: is the RAM that i purchased runs at DDR2-800 stock but can be easily overclocked to DDR2-1000+ speeds. No reason to spend money on faster and more expensive RAM.

PCP&C Silencer 750: PC Power & Cooling make the best PSU on the planet. One thing you have to know is that like CPU's Intel Ghz don't always mean the same as AMD Ghz. The same is said when you see a PCP&C PSU it says 750 watts but it can really out put more but all the company is saying is that even in the most trying environment the PSU will give you 750 watts.

I left the other components up to you such as DVD drives, HDD, Mouse, Keyboard, Cooling, and Case but i would recommend the core components be the ones listed above
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Don't touch 680i. All the 680i boards are unstable and full of issues. I would go with 975X.
Can you point me to reviews backing up your comment? The 680i boards can't all be bad.

Actually, I just did some of my own research and determined that the ASUS boards definitely appear to be the mobo of choice over 680i, at least according to this database...

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1075792

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post #63 of 206
Here's What I can do up......

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad Core Processor Kentsfield LGA775 2.66GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail W/ HSF

EVGA Nforce 680I SLI LGA775 Conroe ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-9136C5DF 2GB 2X1GB PC2-9136 DDR2-1142 CL 5-5-5-15-2T 240PIN Dual Memory Kit

4 x Western Digital RE2 RAID Editon 500GB SATA2 = 2 Terabytes

2 x Sony DW-Q30A Black DVD+RW 16X8X8 DVD-RW 16X4X6 CD-RW 48X48X24 INT DVD Writer

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 460P 46IN 1366X768 800:1 0.249MM DVI VGA Black LCD TFT MONITOR

Logitech Z5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers 500W RMS SILVER-BLACK Analog Coax Optical (I already have these though....I looooove em)

2 x EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800 GTX 575MHZ 768MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDTV Out HDCP DIRECTX10 Video Card


Plus Tax......Plus S & H......Plus my soul.....

Shipping & Handling: $226.88
Shipping Insurance: $376.67
Subtotal: $13,159.21
GST(6%): $789.55
YOUR TOTAL: $13,948.76
CAD


Hmm...Might take out a loan and get it. What you people think?
    
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Don't touch 680i. All the 680i boards are unstable and full of issues. I would go with 975X. More specifically the P5W64 WS. That is the top 975X Core 2 Duo overclocker.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...odlist=froogle

The ASUS P5W64 supports RAM up to 800 speed. Does that mean I can't install 1000mhz DDR2 ram on this board? Are there any ASUS boards that support ram speeds over 800mhz?

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The ASUS P5W64 supports RAM up to 800 speed. Does that mean I can't install 1000mhz DDR2 ram on this board? Are there any ASUS boards that support ram speeds over 800mhz?

SAFX
All motherboards only "officially" support DDR2-800 RAM maximum. However, you can put in DDR2-1000 with no problem.
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*drools*
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post #67 of 206
Theres no such thing as THE ultimate gaming rig. And if there is, you'll have it for about a month until the next big thing comes out.
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post #68 of 206
i have the best gaming rig you can get

ill sell it for 4k.
    
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post #69 of 206
a few suggestions especially since you added a budget for yourself.
(make that 5/7 pages = everyone's own dream computer)

I suggest getting 4x seagate 250gb 7200.10 perpendicular drive and raid them, and get a 500 or 750gb hdd to save important data. Quad raid0 those 4 hdd's would have some boost in performance.

Case: Lian-Li PC-G70A
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...e_power_supply

a forum director just got that case and man it is pretty: http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...i-convert.html

Klipsch speakers are great, I have the 5.1 versions, I highly recommend them. Mine cost around $250 when I got them 1.5-2 years ago.
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post #70 of 206
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All motherboards only "officially" support DDR2-800 RAM maximum. However, you can put in DDR2-1000 with no problem.
It was my understanding that by installing DDR2-1000+mhz on a mobo that supports only up to DDR2-800, the memory would be clocked by to 800mhz, is that a correct assumption?

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